Ensemble Garage (c) Alessandro de Matteis
Hypermerdia Club Performance

Plug & PlayMe

Ensemble Garage, Electric Indigo
29 Aug
  • Wed 29 Aug
    20:00 – 23:00
    First performance
    Maschinenhaus, Essen
    Past event

Plug & PlayMe combines technoid club culture and avant-garde mu-sic to create a new reality: while more and more composers of new music are breaking with established formats by putting instruments and electronics together with video and performance and ending up homeless, in a club environment more and more DJs are trying to devise new contexts for the dancing body and to literally set this in motion with accompanying sonic experiments.

In this hypermedia club performance with joint live sets, performances, light and video installations, club and avant-garde attain a fractal dimension where nothing seems to be impossible. In Plug & PlayMe the intermedially-located Ensemble Garage presents a night of outrageous collaborations that have never been heard before: featuring the grande dame of techno, Electric Indigo, video artists Nika Radić and Lillevan and composers such as Brigitta Muntendorf, Michael Beil and Alexander Schubert.

While Nika Radić’s video works link the club space to the outside world, in his audio-visual installation Solid State Alexander Schubert transforms the interior into an ecstatic state that references the experiential world of rave culture. With instrumentally extended tracks from the new album 511593 Electric Indigo and Brigitta Muntendorf create new syntheses from instrumental and electronic soundscapes while Lillevan offers a new interpretation of the experience of image and sound on the basis of Alexander Schubert’s Silent Posts with musicians from Ensemble Garage. Audio-visual performances by Sabine Akiko Ahrendt and Michael Beil erase the boundaries between musicians, performers and spectators.


Benjamin Grau: Trap Type Piece für Ensemble und Elektronik (UA)
Lillevan: Genetics of Chinese Whispers Performance für Musiker und Video nach Alexander Schuberts Silents Posts (UA)
Michael Beil: Caravan für 4 Musiker, Live-Video und Zuspielung
Sabine Akiko Ahrendt: Dancemat
Electric Indigo & Brigitta Muntendorf: Trois & Second Organ plug & play Ensemble on track (UA)
Matthias Kranebitter: Pancrace Royer: Le Vertigo für Ensemble und Elektronik (UA)
Alexander Schubert: SOLID STATE Audio-visuelle Installation
Electric Indigo: 5 1 1 5 9 3 live
Nika Radić: Trompe-l’oeil

Videoprojektionen + Fades in-between
Brigitta Muntendorf: Public Privacy #Aria
Carola Bauckholt: Doppelbelichtung


With Ensemble Garage, Electric Indigo
Artistic Direction Brigitta Muntendorf
Musical direction Mariano Chiacchiarini

Introduction And Further Information

A production by Ruhrtriennale.


Funded by Kunststiftung NRW.


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